Updated: March 15, 2022 1:23:38 pm
Ajay Devgn has unveiled the first teaser for his upcoming film Runway 34, co-starring Amitabh Bachchan and Rakul Preet Singh. Previously titled MayDay, the film is slated to be released in theatres on April 29.
Sharing the 48-second teaser, the actor-director wrote, “The truth is hidden 35,000 feet above the ground. Now experience the teaser of #Runway34.” The teaser opens with a shot of a commercial airliner, flying at night through a thunderstorm. We are then transported to inside the cockpit, where we hear ATC chatter in the background, about an approaching cyclone, and instructions to ground all aircraft. “It is impossible to land here,” the ATC says.
The camera pans from Rakul’s first officer to the captain, played by Ajay Devgn. With a stern look on his face and indie music playing in the background, he replies, “Humein koi aisa information nahi mila (We haven’t received any such information).”
We then cut to the ground, where Amitabh Bachchan’s character recites the law of gravity: “Jo cheez jitni tezi se upar jaati hai, utni hi tezi se neeche bhi aati hai.”
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Also starring Boman Irani, Angira Dhar and Aakanksha Singh, Runway 34 is said to be ‘based on a true story’. Ajay was most recently seen on screen in the Disney+ Hotstar series Rudra: The Edge of Darkness. The teaser was also posted online by Salman Khan, who wrote that since he doesn’t have an Eid release this year, he asked Ajay Devgn if he’d do the honours. “I don’t have any film ready toh maine apne bhai @ajaydevgn se request ki hai if he can come on Eid, Eidi dene ke liye. Chalo iss Eid hum sab celebrate karenge aur dekhenge,” he wrote.
Runway 34 marks his return to direction after 2016’s Shivaay. In a statement about the film, he said, “Close your eyes and think – each and every one of us must have been in a situation’s in life when we have felt all powerful for one moment and felt completely helpless the next minute. We have all been through that moment when we have felt we can conquer the world and yet the very next situation has thrown us out of gear. That ‘storm’ brewing within you, playing with your emotions; tearing you up; that turbulent ride that makes you ask – is this a nightmare? Or is this real? These are the sentiments associated with Runway 34. It’s got terrific highs, alarming lows, a sense of jubilance and dejection, all within the screenplay. Honestly, letting this script just pass me by, was not even a consideration. I knew I had to make it.”
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